Accountable Communities Initiative
Accountable Communities (AC) are an important component of MaineCare's Value-Based Purchasing strategy, a multi-pronged initiative aimed at reducing costs while improving quality and outcomes for MaineCare members. Similar to Medicare's Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), MaineCare's AC program contracts with groups of providers who volunteer to participate in the shared savings model. If an AC succeeds in reducing costs while meeting quality benchmarks, the AC shares in the savings it achieves for the MaineCare program in the form of a shared savings payment, which is tied to the amount of the AC's savings and its quality performance.
The program does not dictate how these organizations provide care. Instead, the Department provides ACs with monthly and quarterly patient cost and quality data, and the payment model creates incentives for ACs to make investments that improve cost and quality outcomes.
Accountible Community Partnerships
There are four ACs in the program:
- Community Care Partnership of Maine, LLC.
- Kennebec Regional Health Alliance
- MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization
- Beacon Health, LLC.
Year One Results
Accountable Community Resources
- List of ACs, Providers, and Number of Members (PDF)
- AC Quality Measures—Years 1-4 (*PDF) - Updated May 2018
- AC Quality Measures—Year 5 (PDF) - Updated December 2018
Email the VBP Unit for questions about the initiative, upcoming events, and meetings.